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A company known for its bicycle-powered coffee carts recently tested a prototype for a self-driving convenience store. Yes, you read that correctly.

With this new concept, called the Moby Mart, customers request a visit from the self-driving C-store via an app. The mobile “kiosk” autonomously drives to a directed location, where the customer enters the kiosk to shop its inventory of convenience items. Purchased items are automatically charged to a credit card.

About the size of a monorail car, the mobile prototype features a holographic shop assistant who helps customers utilize the kiosk to complete purchases.

Click here to watch a video of a Moby Mart prototype in action.